There is something so delightful about this Aerin Multi Colour palette for lips and cheeks. Part of the Christmas collection, Midnight Colour, it’s a wonderful complexion enhancer that I've fallen deeper and deeper in love with since receiving it at a press launch in December.
|I found it tough to capture its subtle sheeny ways on camera but trust me, it's GORGEOUS!|
The shades, Warm Gold and Rich Nude, are ideal to sculpt the face, adding subtle definition, a touch of brightening colour and a certain fresh-faced dewiness to boot. It’s subtle, so if your skintone is darker than medium, I don’t know how effective you will find it. But for paler Celtic beauties, this could be the most prefect contour/highlight kit that you’ll encounter.
The gel/cream formula is gorgeous, melting onto the skin without feeling remotely greasy. Fingers are absolutely fine – a dab or two blends effortlessly across the face. Both shades feel lovely and, despite the silky texture, stay in place all day without looking patchy or interfering with my base.
|Wearing only the Aerin palette - the gold on my lips, and both shades on my cheeks, over my foundation|
While I don’t actually use it on my lips – though I am in the first few pictures here – I’ve found it truly is a multuipurpose product, as in addition to being the perfect cheek highlighter, the gold shade is lovely on the eyes. It gives a subtle, glossy sheen when sheered out on the lid and also serves as a pretty brightening highlight for the inner corners of the eye.
|Wearing the palette with full makeup|
The downside? It’s spendy, at €38, and you’ll only find it in Brown Thomas. But it’s a thing of beauty in its gilded compact and, if it creates the illusion of cheekbones in my round, beach-ball face, then it’s worth every penny to me.